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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Let me be thankful... Monday Photo of the week

 O Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, And a great King above all gods, In whose hand are the depths of the earth; The peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it; And His hands formed the dry land. Come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
Psalm 95:1-6

So let me be thankful that I am healthy enough to rake, mulch and bag all these leaves.

So let me be thankful for God's beautiful paintbrush.

So let me be thankful for the remembrance of the beauty of these flowers during the summer and fall.

So let me be thankful.

So let me be thankful for the leaves that sheltered us from the massive summer heat that are now falling and will allow the winter sun to warm us.

I am thankful for the sun's rays that warm Regan, dance across the fallen leaves that are ankle deep on the patio and put a smile on my face.

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Happy Sunday to you. May your blessings be many as you've blessed me by coming by and for each comment left. I'm linking to Seasonal Sundays at the Tablescapers.. cya there!


Sonia said...

Leaves and more leaves!! We too have a ton of them...but I love how your perspective paints a beautiful picture of thankfulness. Perfect post for this week as we happily rake up those beautiful leaves. They are so very beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Bloomers

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Marlis, what a great reminder to be thankful for the simplest of things! Thanks so much for sharing! Great post!

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Really lovely, Marlis. I will look at my deep coating of leaves a bit differently on Sunday. Thank you.


Thank you dear Marlis for the reminder. I love the way you demonstrate it in this lovely post.
Many blessings. FABBY

Mary said...

Amen~ So many things to be thankful for! Thanks for the reminder & Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Rettabug said...

So beautifully said, Marlis & a great reminder to be thankful for all our blessings!

Your recent tablescapes are just gorgeous! I haven't been blogging or commenting much do to some wrist issues but I wanted to stop by & wish you a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Hugs,(pat the kitty for me, please?)

p.s. Congrats on winning that gorgeous painting, too!

Cindy said...

The sunlight on autumn leaves is one of the most beautiful sights, isn't it? Your last two photos are stunning! I love trees and I think I spy a kitty in the last photo! Trees and cats - two of my favorite things! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower!

Alycia Nichols said...

Can I get an "amen!"? :-)

Tanya@takesix said...

We have so very much to be thankful for, Marlis! Beautiful post!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

The French Hutch said...

The Scripture is beautiful way to show your Thankfulness. I think we are all feeling this way this week looking forward to our Thanksgiving holiday celebrations. Thank You for your lovely post.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
The French Hutch

Anonymous said...

So many things we don't even think about being thankful for and not all of them are big things as you remind us.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

It's the little things we should be thankful for. Great post! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Sarah said...

Marlis, as the quote says: "Autumn is the second spring, where every leaf is a flower." Beautiful images.

Debbie said...

This is a beautiful way to illustrate both that Psalm and the season. I love the part about being thankful that the leaves that shielded you from the heat of summer have fallen away to let the sun heat you in winter. That was an awesome thought, and you're right!

xinex said...

So much leaves to rake, Marlis. I don't feel so bad about mine after seeing this, lol...Christine

Kuby said...

I love that hymn when we praise in church. The Lord is so good. His lovingkindness is everlasting and his faithfulness to all generations. Your fall photos capture beautifully the delight of God's Creations. Thank you so much for sharing them. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Tablescaper said...

Lovely post. What wonderful things to be thankful for.

- The Tablescaper


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